Commercial Vehicle Operations (CVO) is an important part of the Intelligent Vehicle-Highway Systems (IVHS) program. Using some of the technologies of IVHS in CVO, there is potential for improving productivity of the trucking industry, increasing traffic safety, and increasing the efficiency of state requlatory programs. There are institutional barriers which may be impediments to the implementation of IVHS technologies. These barriers involve changes which must be made to the laws, regulations, policies and procedures of regulatory agencies regarding CVO. The study included six major tasks: (1) Identify laws, regulations, and policies which affect CVO by causing delays, increased costs, or other inefficiencies which could be improved by IVHS technologies; (2) Describe the processes and procedures by which the laws, regulations, and policies are implemented; (3) Catalog the potential institutional issues that would impede or prevent the application of IVHS technologies to CVO, and identify the institutional changes that may resolve these issues; (4) Prepare a draft report outlining the results of Tasks 1 through 3; (5) Organize a workshop to report on the study's progress and obtain input on future directions; and (6) Prepare a final report on the findings of the study and the workshop. Around 90 people participated in the workshop. Approximately two-thirds were from the private sector and one-third from the government agencies. A list of recommendations was compiled based on the findings of this study and feedback from the trucking industry and government representatives. Purdue University performed a similar study for the Indiana Department of Transportation. The two studies were coordinated and conducted in a parallel manner.

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    University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
    205 North Mathews Avenue
    Urbana, IL  United States  61801-2352

    Illinois Department of Transportation

    Bureau of Materials and Physical Research
    126 East Ash Street
    Springfield, IL  United States  62704-4766

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Wienrank, C J
    • Benekohal, R F
  • Publication Date: 1994-6


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  • Accession Number: 00664323
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-IL/UI-252, UILU-ENG-94-2010, Illinois CHRP Series 252
  • Contract Numbers: IHR-029
  • Created Date: Aug 16 1994 12:00AM